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Army Air Forces, Pacific


Published 1945


U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-504 Army Air Forces, Pacific. Used to sell War Bonds during the Victory Loan drive.
National Archives description "Reel 1, Gen. Arnold describes the AAF's role in the Pacific theater. Shows brief views of bombing raids. U.S. troops land on a beach, infantry advance under P-47 fighter cover, and supplies are flown to British forces in Burma. Gordon Seagrave, British surgeon, treats wounded Nationalist Chinese as Gen. Stilwell looks on. Wounded are evacuated by air. Engineers repair an airstrip on Saipan; B-29's land.

Reel 2, Japanese planes bomb the airstrip. Shows U.S. aircraft on an Iwo Jima airstrip; a B-24 and B-29 raid on Nagoya, Japan; Gen. MacArthur landing in the Philippines; Gen, Doolittle inspecting Ernie Pyle's grave on Okinawa; and bombs exploding on Japanese cities." Listed as "Air War In The Pacific" at the National Archives.


Run time 16 minutes 42 seconds
Producer United States. Army Air Forces
Audio/Visual black & white, color
Language English

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